About Us

The Pioneer Bookshop, is at 933 Main Street in downtown Grinnell.  We are south of 5th Avenue, close to the Strand Theater. 

We proudly supply the academic community with textbooks, supplies and tools for the mind.

We have adhered closely to our mission to support education and promote Grinnell College and the community.  Our diverse selection of books, collegiate clothing and supplies, reflects the wide variety of backgrounds and interests that make Grinnell College a world-class institution.


Contact Us

Pioneer Bookshop, Grinnell College641-269-3424bookstore@grinnell.edu933 Main StreetGrinnellIA 50112View Map


Store hours
Monday8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday8:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday8:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday8:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday8:30AM - 5:00PM

Due to heightened public health concerns, the use of face masks is required of all customers and staff.  Hand sanitizer is available for use.  We must limit the number of customers inside the bookstore to a maximum of 10.  If we reach that level, we will monitor the door for ins and outs.  Clear barriers have been installed where face to face encounters are common.  We want to provide the safest shopping experience we can.  Thank you for your understanding.